Executive State Director Debra Pronovost
Debra is a resident of Cumberland Foreside, where she resides with her husband Eric and children Nick and Taylor. Debra graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine at Orono. She competed in the Mrs. Maine America Pageant to encourage herself to make a lifestyle change by exercising, eating healthy, and setting an example for her children to never stop setting goals. Winning the Mrs. Maine America 2005 title was the experience of a lifetime and the support from family, friends, and the community was impactful. Debra took over the helm of the pageant in 2008 and set the goal of directing a show that was classy, elegant, and entertaining. Utilizing her business background she created Debs Productions LLC. She is thankful that she has very competent and generous volunteers and sponsors supporting the Mrs. Maine America/Miss Maine for Amerinca programs and knows first hand that they have positively impacted many Maine women across this beautiful state.
Contestant Recruiter/Coordinator Christie Cantara
Christie's pageant involvement spans the past 30 years in Teen, Miss, and Mrs. pageants as a contestant, titleholder, judge, coach, and staff member. After placing as the 1st Runner Up in the 1998 Mrs. Maine America Pageant, Christie began volunteering on the staff. She has judged numerous pageants around New England, including the Mrs. Connecticut and Mrs. New Hampshire America Pageants. As a breast cancer Survivor of 5 years, Christie is an advocate for the disease and has participated with and raised funds for many cancer based organizations. Christie resides in Falmouth with her daughters Kaylee, Lacie, and Mallorie and keeps the memory of her longtime boyfriend Tom alive, which includes bringing awareness to Pancreatic Cancer.
Choreographer Christine Smith
Christine is a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of New England with a BA in Biology. She works as a Family Practice Physician in a private practice. Christine was Mrs. Maine America 2010 and was a Top 12 Semi Finalist at the Mrs. America Pageant. Christine has an extensive background in dance and choreography and has choreographed pageants on state and national levels. Christine and her husband Gary reside in Saco with her 5 children Daisy, Simon and Rosemary, Daphne, and Violet.
Mistress of Ceremonies Rebecca Pushard
Rebecca has been involved with all aspects of the pageant industry for over 25 years, as a competitor, judge, producer, emcee, coach, and director. She has held the titles of Miss Maine World America 1993, Miss International Petite Maine 1994, and Mrs. Maine America 1996. She and her husband Rob have been married for 25 years and have 2 children Kaleb and Kianna. Rebecca, along with her husband, own and operate M.I.K.A. and MIKA Fit Cross Training Center in Manchester, ME, where she teaches women’s self defense and is a STRONG by Zumba Instructor. She is also a 4th Degree Black Belt and has won many awards on an international level. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys her family, her black Lab Kali, modeling, acting, singing, traveling, and volunteering.
Technical Director - Jeff Rockwell
Stage Manager - Greg Brackett
Official Photographer - Susan Costa Photography
Official Videographer - Cobb Productions